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Andrés Garcia

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  1. Andrés Garcia

    Arya V Brienne!!!!!!! Appreciation Thread

    I hate this line of response and you should stop using it. It's brought up whenever anything remotely strange happens in the show and it's never convincing or appropriate. Just because you include dragons and other fantastical elements in a story, doesn't mean you can do anything and still have it make sense to people. Arya is meant to be an ordinary child that has learned certain skills. Some of those skills might be magical in nature, but, as far as I understand, they're not meant to make her an invincible super hero that could arm wrestle the Mountain if she wanted to. Edit: It was not my intention to add to a pile-on here. I didn't see all the responses you were getting until after I published mine.
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    Arya V Brienne!!!!!!! Appreciation Thread

    I'm happy to be corrected. Thank you.
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    Karstarks are the Real Starks

    If a good point like this is raised, don't just ignore it. Address it explicitly.
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    Arya V Brienne!!!!!!! Appreciation Thread

    The scene was anime bullshit, but I wasn't too bothered by it. It may have to do with my brain being very good at adjusting stories as they move along. I saw a little girl do an overhead block with a thin rapier against a heavy two-handed sword from a strong and seasoned warrior, but, in a sense, that's not what my brain chose to include as part of what was actually happening. Arya sparred with Brienne and did well. She impressed the castle. That's it.
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    Lyanna casting appreciation

    She definitely should look pale, pained, and scared to death. That's most likely what Lyanna looked like at that time. She wasn't some sort of anime character whose power levels were so high that she was never ever vulnerable. She just went through hours of childbirth and lost enough blood to kill her. She's also feeling fear over losing her child to Robert's wrath and might even be a sad over the possible death of Rhaegar. In spite of all this I also thought she looked absolutely gorgeous. That might sound a bit creepy given the context, but the point is that it's as if you people were seeing another person from the one I was seeing. Great casting, very good acting, excellent delivery. A+
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    How would you rate episode 504?

    Finally, the importance of Lyanna and Rhaegar is discussed, giving the audience some much needed hints as to where the story might be headed. This alone bumps the episode significantly for me.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    Wait, are you implying that the skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts is terrible?
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    I would've given the episode an 8.5, but I was generous and rounded up. It was good television. All of it.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    I've thought about this and I'd honestly think that british actor Michael Wincott would make the perfect Euron Greyjoy.
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    How would you rate episode 404?

    It was the best episode of the season so far. I gave it a strong 8/10. The last scene was a highlight for me. It answered some questions while inviting some new ones. I love to be surprised as a book reader.
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    How would you rate episode 403?

    Jaime was upset over the rape of Elia and her children. He saved Brienne from rape at the expense of his hand. At one point he says that, if he were a woman, he would rather die than be raped. In this episode he goes on to rape Cersei in the sept. There is no argument to be made here, by the way, because it was obviously rape. This undermines his character to start with, as well as the development that he's gone through since the second season. Now I know how Stannis fans feel.
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    How would you rate episode 402?

    I gave the last episode an eight and I gave this one a seven. My hatred for Joffrey isn't so great that his death overshadows all the flaws in the episode. There are many small things that I loved though---e.g. the look of understanding on Oberyn's face when he saw Sansa's grief and humiliation during the jousting, Olenna Tyrell's subtle reaction as Tyrion lifts up Joffrey's cup and brings it to him, Cersei's questioning of Brienne, etcetera.
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    How would you rate episode 210?

    Most people love the show as it is. The reason I'm emphasizing this is that, for some reason, people have got the impression that most book readers find it severely lacking. This is probably not the case. Let me point out that the series has sold twenty million books and that not all book readers bother to visit this forum. This is mostly a place where loudmouths such as myself can gather to discuss and complain. Also, even among us loudmouths the show has been received extremely well. Never has the amount of people who rated an episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, ever been greater than the amount of people who gave the same episode a rating of 8, 9, or 10 -- when taken together. This does not necessarily entail that the show is of a good quality of course, but it is at least a prima facie indicator that it is. :)
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    How would you rate episode 209?

    This episode was among the most epic and engaging things I've ever seen on television. At the moment, I can't even take seriously the suggestion that this is worth less than a 9 or a 10. It gets the latter score from me. It is one of the brightest highlights from the whole series.
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    How would you rate episode 202?

    Very good point. I actually saw people on facebook claiming that the sex in the books were so much more erotic and sensual than in the show. I just had to laugh. I suppose it's a matter of human nature that makes people more easily offended by what they see than what they read...